Blackfinch launches infrastructure fund

Blackfinch Group has launched the IFSL Blackfinch NextGen Infrastructure fund.

The IFSL Blackfinch NextGen Infrastructure fund will invest in listed infrastructure companies that have strong sustainability credentials and are benefiting from three key themes:

● Digitalisation – including companies providing mobile phone towers, data centres and fibre-optic networks.
● Energy transition – including companies providing renewable energy generation, energy storage and grid transmission networks.
● Sustainable urbanisation – including companies providing social and healthcare infrastructure, essential transportation and sustainable waste disposal.

The funds will be managed by fund manager George Nikolaou and Blackfinch’s Chief Investment Officer Dr Dan Appleby.

Dr Dan Appleby, says, “Our new funds provide investors with exposure to infrastructure companies and real estate investment trusts [REITs] whose growth is being driven by powerful trends that are changing the way people around the world live and work. We believe these trends will transform infrastructure and property investing over the years ahead and our funds provide investors with an exciting opportunity to focus on the strong growth potential of these next-generation themes at what is still an early stage.

“The funds represent an exciting evolution in our offering at Blackfinch. As an organisation, we’re committed to closely monitoring the world around us and looking for opportunities to support sustainable positive change by adapting the range of investments we bring to market.

“IFSL were a natural partner for the launch of our new funds. Alongside their deep knowledge of the funds industry, they also share our absolute commitment to providing successful outcomes and service of the highest quality for clients.”